By David Rogers. January 27, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Some motorists got unintended thrills in the midst of Winterfest weekend Friday night. At least three cars went “skating” on Sunset Drive, coming down the hill just east of Valley Blvd. Watauga County dispatch told Blowing Rock News that one of the vehicles flipped. As of this writing, there was no information as to injuries or identities of the vehicles, but traffic on Sunset was re-directed, it appeared, for well over an hour. The vehicular slip ‘n’ slide occurred shortly after sundown. As of 8:22 pm, a Blowing Rock firetruck with flashing lights had Sunset Dr. blocked off in both directions east of Valley Blvd.
Public safety officials want to remind motorists that it is wintertime in Blowing Rock. Use extra caution while driving, especially while going up and down hills and around curves. Slow down and use 4-wheel drive.